Calling all 8th grade and older students:
Join us for some rewarding fun this summer as a Bright Lights Camp Assistant!
Bright Lights Camp Assistants (CAs as we call them) are volunteers who play an important role in our summer program. Each CA has a variety of responsibilities during our one-week camps, all of which support our teachers and help ensure students have a positive camp experience. Some of these responsibilities include small group work, reading to students, preparing materials, coordinating playground games and working one-on-one. There are also CA positions in our camp office as well as at our Before Care and Lunch Care programs.
Current eighth graders, high school students, college students and adults are welcome to apply. On average, 200 openings need to be filled each summer for both half-day and full-day camps. Bright Lights needs CAs who are interested in working with children, and it’s an added plus if you have skills in areas like photography, sewing or robotics or a high level of interest in topics like art, science, technology or literature.
Please note that if you have been convicted of any felony or of assault (including domestic violence-related incidents), any sexual offence, child abuse (or any crime involving endangerment of a minor) or any drug distribution or felony drug possession, you cannot be a Bright Lights Camp Assistant.
It’s easy and online! Just set aside about 15 minutes to complete it, and be ready to provide basic info about yourself and your availability as well as the name, address and phone numbers of two references. A background check will be required of all new applicants who are 19 years of age and older by June 1 of the program year. Applicants under 18 will need a parent’s consent.
NOTE: Please DO NOT use your LPS or school email address, or you will not receive a confirmation email from us. This address is not a valid email address.
This video shows just some of the fun experiences our Camp Assistants had last summer!
Have additional questions?
Please contact Jodi Fuson, Camp Assistant Specialist, at 402-420-1115 ext. 49 or CampAssist@BrightLights.org.
See our camp schedule for this summer.
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People choose to be a Camp Assistant for many reasons. It’s a rewarding experience that also looks great on a resume. It’s a convenient way to complete volunteer hours for GOPO and service hours for parochial school students or other organizations. And, of course, it’s FUN!
Not only do Camp Assistants contribute to the success of our camps, but they will also:
We need your commitment to be at your camp for the week(s) and times you are assigned. (Don’t worry– you get to help pick those!) We also need you to attend the orientation session, help the teacher with classroom set-up, be respectful and responsible and be helpful to the staff and students.
Students who are trying to earn hours toward GOPO or service hours, will earn 15 hours if they complete all of the above and are in attendance for the full program week. Please bring any documents you need signed to camp with you on the final day of your assignment.
You will receive a confirmation email saying your application has been received. Once you are assigned to a camp you will receive another email with the camp’s name, date and time, teacher’s name and contact information. You will then choose an orientation session to attend. And at your orientation session, you will be asked to contact your teacher at least a week prior to your Set-up Day, which is typically the Friday before your camp week starts.